The Message Box

Dan Pfeiffer
A newsletter about political and message strategy
Created 08 Jul 2020
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  • Stuff You Should Read - Jan 15, 2022
    15 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 14 5
    Welcome to this week’s “Stuff You Should Read.” Share The Message Box “Messaging on Inflation Should Stress Policy Solutions, Record Corporate Profits” by Rakeen Mabud and Ethan Winter, Data for Progr...
  • Friday Q&A Thread
    14 Jan 2022 108 161
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  • The Dangers of Ignoring The Former Guy
    12 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 32 18
    Many political observers were surprised President Biden used his speech on the anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection to take on Donald Trump so directly. Biden’s decision was notable because, to...
  • Stuff You Should Read - January 8, 2022
    08 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 10 5
    Welcome to this week’s edition of “Stuff You Should Read.” Share The Message Box “Democrats Will Have to Do More to Save Democracy From Trump” by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic None of this is to diminish ...
  • Friday Q&A Thread
    07 Jan 2022 63 100
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  • Stopping the Next Insurrection Starts Down-Ballot
    06 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 47 10
    What happened one year ago today at the United States Capitol is one of the darkest moments in U.S. history and a grave warning about what is to come. For a very brief moment, the near-universal bipar...
  • How the Media's Addiction to Bad News Hurts Dems
    03 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 51 13
    Earlier this fall, cable news, Twitter, and much of the media were engulfed in a moral panic about the supply chain. The pandemic-related delays in the manufacture and delivery of certain products mor...
  • Stuff You Should Read - Dec 29, 2021
    29 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 21 3
    Happy holidays and thank you for your support of Message Box in 2021. Share The Message Box “10 positive things that happened in American politics in 2021” by Perry Bacon, Washington Post Anyone who h...
  • Joe Manchin and Reckoning with the Political World As It Is
    20 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 80 40
    Joe Manchin may know very little about economics and even less about inflation, but he sure knows how to ruin a weekend (and the planet). The West Virginia Senator’s announcement on Fox News took ever...
  • Friday Q&A Thread
    17 Dec 2021 81 118
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